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? >> beats me. usually you have a gut feeling about it. i have no gut feeling about this election. but i will say this. that calling -- that optimism and saying it's a big deal is more -- is more fundamentally american and more optimistic and more positive, i think, and so i would give romney slightly the upper hand on this message rather than saying you got to go out ask vote. chris: you may not like the things you are wut what happens if we lose the election seems to be the message. >> and that people like to go with a winner if he can project himself as winning it's helpful to him. the group of largely male voters that some democrats are concerned about who might switch secretly almost to mitt romney who are looking for an excuse not to vote for barack obama again, who voted for him in 2008 and aren't happy with the way things are going. once somebody else to vote for and now that mitt romney is both acceptable because of his debate performances, and it looks like he might actually win, it's easier to jump ship to him. that's the kind of group of people you'll have to watch in some of
states where this election will be won. the final push has president obama and governor romney fire storming seven critical states across the country in the hunt for 270 electoral votes. is argument -- >> unemployment is falling. manufacturing is coming back. >> the passion. this is an election about big things. about big choices. >> and the ground game. the critical effort to deliver key voting groups to the polls. this morning, we hear about it all from key figures on the ground. all important ohio. can romney win the white house without it? we'll ask the state republican governor, john casic. wisconsin governor scott walker and colorado's democratic governor, john. analysis on what will tip the scales in this tight presidential race. from the round table, from msnbc, rachel maddow, new york times columnist david brooks, washington post columnist, former ceo of hewlett packard, carly. our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. >>> announcer: from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good morning on this sunday. as if it wasn't enough to have this
-- october jobs report has been released four days before the election. the uptick in the on employment rate is the hottest topic on the campaign trail. >> the nation's unemployment rate is 7.9%, up slightly from a month ago as suspected, even though 171,000 jobs were created in october. another 34,000 not originally reported in september. >> this is agree report. >> it is consistent with the confidence numbers but it showed that consumers are feeling better about the economy. >> is a big topic on the campaign trail. both candidates land in ohio today. governor romney visits seven states, including a rally in ohio tonight with 100 supporters, politicians, and celebrities. in virginia last night, a makeup before hurricane sandy, he argued that the resident is running out of steam. >> he was talking abut saving characters on "sesame street" and playing word games with my name and attacking me on a regular basis, a tax he knows are not true. >> president obama also visits the seven states between now and election day with a focus on ohio, is must-win state. he will be there every day between no
, the upcoming presidential election. >> because this is such a rare scenario, it is hard to tell just how the storm will affect things next tuesday. election officials say the impact should be minimal, at least here in maryland. >> an historic storm just a week before at a historically close election. >> this is unprecedented, especially in recent times. >> it is difficult to determine exactly how sandy will impact the election, if at all. >> i think it will be really minimized. we have a lot of cooperation from the governor's office and the maryland emergency management authority. >> from flooding on the eastern shore to heavy snow in garrett county, golston says there are a handful of early voting sites across america that are running on generators. >> we have paper ballots available should that be needed. >> early voting hours have been extended. locations will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. throughout the week. friday is a make up day for monday. >> the absentee ballot application has been extended until tomorrow night. >> whether it is having rallies or any kind of strategy meet
, the next big forecast right around the corner, the election day forecast. i'll have that coming up. >>> very important. bill, thanks so much. just 120 hours to go before election day. governor romney continues on the stump while president obama campaigns in three states today. >>> also keeping an eye on recovering from sandy. >>> plus, tea party favorite and former presidential candidate michele bachmann is fighting for her political life. those details next. you're watching "early today." >> announcer: brought to you by the makers of centrum men and women. have you taken the most complete multi-vitamin today? >>> well, the campaign clock is ticking down, and with just about 120 hours to go until election day, the polls show the candidates are still neck in neck. nbc's tracie pots has all the details for us from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. the latest poll of the battleground states show a slight advantage for president obama, ahead by 6 in iowa, three in wisconsin, and just two, well within the margin of error in new hampshire. but this week h
. >> election officials plan for about 20% of eligible voters to early vote. the numbers have not been quite that they -- that big. about 11% cast their ballot as of 8:00 tonight. >> this election, you can stay more connected with our new alexian 2012 app. you can check out -- next election 2012 app. you can check on your smart phone tablet. >> the latest in the search for the captain of a sailing ship that sank during hurricane sandy. >> questions over question 4, allowing in state tuition for undocumented students. >> winds bring in cold air for the weekend. the forecasted ahead. 45 at the airport. a p downtown. real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. heading into the holidays you look for the best deals. that's why we give you real big club card deals each week. right now, get a super low price on tide, $10.99 for 100 ounces. 12 rolls of bounty are $11.99. that's a dollar a roll! and charmin is $11.99 for 30 rolls. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. only at safeway. so, maybe you're trying to fiwell, let me gi
that voted for kasich in the election swung overwhelmingly in favor of the unions in the referendum. secondly again the auto rescue. which makes a big difference in that quadrant you talked about. which is white working-class voters. and governor kasich dissed michigan, which i suppose is what you do when you're governor of ohio. michigan has had one of the biggest drops in unemployment. when obama took office, michigan was a mess because of the auto industry. they've had a huge drop of unemployment. even though they a little bit higher now than michigan. and i was struck that governor kasich suggested that everybody was for the auto rescue. no, they weren't. most republicans, with the exception by the way of president george w. bush who let it happen with actions he took, were against the auto rescue. so i don't understand, well i do understand, but people just don't want to take responsibility for where they stood on that issue. >> this was a question, carly about the auto bailout b. what role government direct government money would play in restructuring these companies. >> that's right. a
, it is crunch time. five days until the election, and the campaign shifts into high gear. president obama will be in wisconsin and colorado today. joe biden will head to i want. mitt romney will be in virginia, and paul ryan will be in colorado. we will have a live report coming up. and already a record snowfall in the great smoky mountains. that is one byproduct of hurricane sandy. officials say this is the biggest on record for the month of october. perhaps a missouri school district says it may soon stop teaching students how to write in cursive. teachers say the practice is obsolete. students have mixed opinions. >> i think they should teach it, because we will have a second way to write. >> i live right in my name in paris a -- in cursive. >> if you order something online, you do not need cursive. >> there is no word on when a final decision could be made, and that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think cursive is a worthwhile thing to teach in school? >> millions without power, and they cannot write. >> that is the way they do it these days. many students ta
of the 20 -- 2000 election. >> remember this? the protest. a recount that lasted for weeks. a divisive bush v gore prim court decision and who could forget those hanging chads? >> election experts say what is not gone as the possibility of another contested election. just like the floor of fallout. >> we're talking about an election that comes to a state or to. we are likely to see every aspect of the voting in registration system taken on by the parties and put to the end as it was in 2000. >> it is one of several some areas facing president obama and governor mitt romney. >> you could have mitt romney winning the popular vote but losing the electoral votes. >> 270 electoral votes are needed for the presidency. both candidates could fall short. >> if you have the right combination of states brea king, you could have an electoral vote tied. which would be a real mess. >> double the the decision up to congress. >> be pushing to relatively unknown territory -- we would be pushing into relatively unknown territory. >> mitt romney would be favored to win if the house keep the republican majorit
days. in the words of one election judge, the lines are scary long this halloween. david collins joins us now from townshen univ.d >> 100,000 -- 192,721 people have taken advantage of early voting so far. while i was in line myself, i took an unscientific sampling of what brought people here. they said the tight president race and the referendum questions. >> you are witnessing a democracy in progress. thousands of voters lining up to exercise every citizen's privilege and duty. >> we expect a heavy turnout next week. >> record numbers of your voters -- neighbors are voting early. twice as many democrats have voted early. at some polling places the way it is as long as two hours. >> all belong. we have not even had a chance to eat. >> only one alternative all -- one alternative early voting site had to be activated. voters are setting the course of the direction the state will take four years to come. to go we of seven statewide questions and a whole much of county things. you almost need a ouija board to decide what you should vote for and against. >> martin o'malley brought his 10-ye
by the end of the week. >> ahead of the election, a well known politician with ties to maryland backs same-sex marriage. >> could 2012 be another 2000? i'm nikole killion at the white house with a look at the election day hypotheticals coming up. >> here's a look at last night's winning lottery numbers. ♪ [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait original are now made with no high fructose corn syrup. and why we use only natural colors and natural flavors in yoplait original. so, anything else we can do for you, let us know. but you'll keep it to yogurt, right? 'cause we shouldn't really help with your love life. yoplait. it is so good! >> early voting gets underway in maryland this weekend but could all be impacted depending on how now tropical storm sandy develops. the governor's office will determine if changes to the early voting schedule are necessary to protect the public but as of right now, registered voters can begin casting ballots today through
election day. president obama is foregoing his scheduled events in battleground states to tour the storm damage in new jersey. he returns to the campaign trail thursday, and while partisan attacks have gone largely quiet in the wake of the storm, republican candidate mitt romney is back to drumming up support today at three events in florida. he plans a major rally friday night in ohio to kick off the home stretch of the campaign. >>> the teen who allegedly confessed to killing 10-year-old colorado schoolgirl jessica ridgeway has been charged as an adult with 17 counts, including four murder charges. prosecutors also say 17-year-old austin sigg sexually assaulted jessica ridgeway f.convicted as an adult, he faces life in prison. his defense team is still trying to send the case to juvenile court. >>> nasa has compiled a first ever list of minerals found on another planet. the curiosity rover on mars finds the soil on the red planet remarkably similar to the volcanic sand found in hawaii. this discovery will help scientists figure out if our neighbor in the solar system could once have su
and the election them power of the presidency. what obama or romney would mean to the markets and the economy. >>> then the bombshell accusations by a banker turned whistle-blower. my interview with greg smith about why he left one of the most prestigious financial firms in the world and the charges he makes. what was the last straw for you? >>> cooking up the formula for success for small businesses. the difference between the winners and losers. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >>> here's a look at what is making news as we head in to a new week on wall street. encouraging news about the economy. the gdp grew at a better than expected rate, up 2% for the third quarter. the gdp is the broadest overall measure of the size and strength of the u.s. economy. economists were expecting a growth rate of 1.8%. the number buoyed by an increase in consumer spending and stronger housing market. the air went out of stocks midweek. the dow fell 250 points on wednesday after poor earnings news and the market was flat later in the week. big multinationals did not farewell in earnings. cat
. with just days to go until election day, both presidential candidates are putting the focus back on campaigning after super storms in the race of the east coast. helen jackson has that story. >> president obama is back on the campaign trail today, joining mitt romney as they focus on the finish, which is coming up fast. president obama, during the jersey coast, delivered a message to those devastated by sandy. >> we are here for you. we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure you get all the help you need. >> his message today will shift away from the path of destruction to the path to two hundred 70 electoral votes. in florida, mitt romney back of more aggressive attacks. >> give cost your loved ones and he them in your thoughts and prayers. -- keep them in your thoughts and prayers. >> i think by the weekend, we will be focusing again on the candidates. >> so far this week it has been up to the surrogate's to do the slamming. former governor jeb bush had some choice words about president obama. >> his entire strategy has been blame others -- starting with my brother, of
in maryland today. voters turned out in large numbers. the state board of elections says the number of early voters so far is more than 192,000. some polling places reported a two hour wait. early building is open to registered voters through this friday, november 2. the polls will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. anyone still in line at 9:00 will get to cast their ballot. for a list of sites, even had our web site, wbaltv.com. mitt romney is hoping some of those votes were for him. today he returned to the campaign trail but the republican presidential nominee clarified his position on the federal emergency management agency's role in disasters like hurricane sandy. in a statement released today, he says fema plays a key role in working with states and counties to prepare for a response to natural disasters. last year, mitt romney appeared to suggest fema should be shutdown and its responsibilities left to the state tree >> tonight bge restore power to more than 90% of customers. >> there are some still in the dark tonight. more on the cleanup in the aftermath. >> we are said at the b
but it is not enough to repair the damage from the recession. >> what does all this mean for the election outcome? >> most americans have made up their mind about the candidates and certainly about the economy. a little news is not likely to change that. >> about 4% of likely voters remain undecided. it is not clear whether the numbers will sway them either way. >> what else did you see that was interesting? >> it shows growth in manufacturing and construction as well as the hotel restaurant and health-care sectors. on the downside, government hiring is down in the states and also no hourly wages remain flat. >> there are a number of referendum on questions, one of the least understood house to do with allowing illegal immigrants who pay taxes and in state tuition rate for college. david collins joins us in the studio with more on the dream act. >> honestly, there are no answers to some of the questions. how much will actually cost taxpayers? how many immigrants will go to college? will it take spots away from legal residents? >> when my father graduated high school, -- >> the personal story in s
to increase their chances of winning on tuesday. >> if the president wins florida, the election is over. ohio, in many respects, is the pivotal state. can romney find a path towards the presidency without ohio? and i would say that with wisconsin in play and that being a home state advantage for ryan, that wisconsin gives an alternative. >> and both campaigns are expected to cris cross one another this weekend in swing states like new hampshire, iowa and virginia. >>> voters turned out on the final day of early voting. 90,000 voters cast their ballots. numbers have been huge eve within the disruption of hurricane sandy. >> samantha burrell wasn't expecting to be met with cheers at her voting location on friday. but that's exactly what she got. she's a proud first time voter and an early voter. >> to be a first time voter is such an extraordinary chance that most people don't get to take, so i was so happy to make history today. >> samantha was one of more than 415,000 marylanders who took advantage of the five days of early voting. an estimated 92,000 had voted just on friday alone. convenien
-fatal shooting. >> five days before election day and their race to the white house is back at full speed today. with next tuesday's outcome very much in doubt, both sides tried out their final pitches to voters in key battleground states. >> mitt romney went to virginia, a swing state where the race is tight and made his closing argument. >> if the president were to be reelected, you will see high levels of unemployment continue and stalled wage growth, just like we have seen over the last four years. >> his new ad is positive. >> but the former governor's path to a win looks difficult. he is down by six points in iowa and closer in new hampshire and wisconsin. >> that is where air force one when today -- green bay. president obama back on the trail after suspending campaign for hurricane sandy. >> we know what things look like and what the government is -- with the governor is softener -- with the governor is offering is not change. leaving millions without health insurance isn't change. >> his new ad features: paul. >> the president saved the auto industry and the actions he had -- he is tak
on election day. >> good morning, it is kind of busy in terms of incidents. southbound 895, there is a disabled vehicle and they are blocking some lanes at the moment. avoid the delays by taking 95 to fort mchenry. washington boulevard and montevideo road as an accident in elkridge. 97 looks good but we are looking at a little bit of a slowdown southbound 95 past 32. in bel air, defective traffic lights could hinder your commute. stop signs are in place to help you get through that intersection, just be careful. no delays on the beltway at the moment. >> taking a look at some of our top stories -- three people are in custody and three others are recovering this morning after gunfire scattered a crowd of halloween revelers in hollywood, california. police had to be called in to clear the streets. more than 1000 people in kentucky had to leave their homes after a train derailment caused a chemical fire outside louisville. three workers were seriously burned. people living within a five-mile radius or ask you to leave their homes or stay inside. a district in missouri wants to
into wednesday. right now, election day is looking good. don't forget to check your smoke alarms. we go back to standard time had come into and comes 1:00 a.m. on sunday morning. the seven day forecast, temperatures in the low 50's. close to freezing sunday, monday, and tuesday. some showers, may be a storm with coastal storms wednesday to thursday. >> if you have been using reusable backs, you will not like this. >> are you kidding? that is shocking. really? >> what a new study and covers that may make you cringe. >> middle schoolers raising millions of pounds for food. sandy so, maybe you're trying to figure out question seven. well, let me give it a shot. if you're ok with marylanders spending five hundred and... fifty million a year gaming in other states, fair enough. but if you think we should keep that money here... add twelve thousand jobs, and generate millions for schools... well you should probably vote for question seven. because if it doesn't pass, all of this goes away. that's why the post called seven, common sense. but decide for yourself. >> we have an update to breaking new
because it's a battleground state and could help decide the presidential election, but now with sandy approaching we're right in the path of the storm. virginia is under a state of emergency as residents get set to hunker down. this morning virginia's governor is here to talk about the preparations for this massive storm. >>> new york's governor has declared a state of emergency as well here in new york. sandy is packing sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. this is what we know. this is the latest now. it's expected to hit somewhere along the delaware or new jersey coastline by early tuesday morning. this is a huge storm. in fact, it could bring tropical storm force winds across an 800-mile-wide stretch of the country from the east coast to the great lakes set to bring those strong winds, those torrential rains, even snow affecting up to 60 million people. we'll have live reports from all along the east coast in just a moment, lester. >>> and, jenna, then we will talk about battleground: virginia, one of the few states up for grabs. we'll examine why this once reliably republican str
states. anncr: and so do elected leaders of both parties... councilman john olszewski: new jobs and a stronger economy. endorsed by the naacp, police and firefighters small business owner: good jobs... teacher: and better schools construction worker: vote for question seven. i've always been lucky. flew 37 bombing missions over germany. made it home every time. i'm lucky to have good friends who are all still around, and we're all lucky to have a friend named ben. ben's protected our medicare and veterans' benefits. and he's helping my 13 grandchildren afford college. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i'm honored to approve this message. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. we're trying to return to normal. we start in northeast where debris is still an issue on route 40. watch for closures. in white marsh, another closure because of debris. in phoenix, northbound york road, we still have enclosures in effect because of the partial building collapsed. some closures in effect at seminary avenue. in crofton,
their final appearances in battleground states as we inch closer to election day. this morning, the results of our new polling in the states that just might decide this election. >>> and, welcome erica. say hello to the newest member of the "today" family, my new co-anchor erica hill. we can't wait for her to get started today, saturday november 3rd, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012. with lester holt and erica hill. live from democracy plaza. >>> and a big good morning to everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt here on democracy plaza, our home for nbc's election coverage, all the way through tuesday. but i am right now pleased to welcome my new co-host erica hill. great to have you here. before we get started, there is a bit of a tradition we like to do to welcome you folks. jeff, please. >> and erica hill. >> that has a nice ring to it. i'm not going to lie. >> when you heard the -- your heart beats. >> it's true, that music. someone asked me what are you most liking forward to in that first day? i said one of the thin
election official is quoted as saying it is the voter's equivalent of stocking up at the grocery store before the storm hits. >> it's such a wonderful thing for people to be able to come out on a saturday and be able to vote. a lot of people are working all week and now they have an opportunity to avoid the rush, and sometimes inconvenience of election day, to be able to vote at their convenience. >> ok. now despite some rumors, the polls will be open until 8:00 tonight and 10:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. through november 1, except tomorrow, when they will be open from noon to 6:00 p.m. find the early voting centers on our website, wbaltv.com, and with the uncertainties surrounding hurricane sandy, the governor's office says it will determine if changes to the early-voting schedule are necessary to protect the public. >> meanwhile, president obama and mitt romney continued on the campaign trail today as hurricane sandy heads for the united states. with just 10 days to go until election day, the president greeted supporters in new hampshire today, where he took a swipe at governor romney's
of issues on the maryland ballot from st. sex marriage to gaming. even so, and election officials are stunned. >> it is very overwhelming. and a great turnout. this is what we wanted to see happen during all that -- early voting. >> the way did not deter people. did they want to give up? >> not when it is your civic duty. >> the early voting is open to registered voters. from 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. through november 1 except tomorrow when ey will be open from noon until 6:00 p.m.. you can find early voting centers on our web site, wbaltv.com. the governor's office says it will determine if changes to the early voting scandal are necessary to protect the public. >> the approach of hurricane sandy is forcing the obama and mitt romney seems to be right to their campaign matt. -- to rewrite their campaign map. president obama said mitt romney is offering a re run at past policies. mitt romney join markell rupiah -- joined marco rubio tpday. oday. the obama teams as president obama is ready to stand a case of disaster because of hurricane sandy. >> download our new election mobile app to
about the critical issue remaining, the u.s. economy, the final jobs report before election day came out today. employers added 171,000 jobs to their payrolls in october, better than the experts expected. unemployment rate ticked up to 8.79% as people actively looked for work, not surprisingly with four days to go, both sides are actively spinning the numbers in their own direction, peter alexander from westchester, ohio, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you with a quick hat to kid rock struming the guitar on the stage, both sides say the job numbers back up their case, both the president and mitt romney spending much of their day here in the state of ohio, how important is the buckeye state? so important that betweenq the two of them they will be here five more times over the next three days. charging into the campaign's final weekend, each candidate tried to frame the latest unemployment reports to his advantage, as either a sign of economic progress. >> this morning, we learned that companies hired more people in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> r
a moment with house any impact in the presidential election. -- without sandy anncr: it's endorsed by business leaders... small business owner: question seven means thousands of jobs... in baltimore and across maryland... anncr: and labor groups... construction worker: question seven lets us bring good jobs... back home. anncr: the teachers back it... teacher: millions of dollars will go to our schools... and not other states. anncr: and so do elected leaders of both parties... councilman john olszewski: new jobs and a stronger economy. endorsed by the naacp, police and firefighters small business owner: good jobs... teacher: and better schools construction worker: vote for question seven. >> sandy has been wreaking havoc on the east coast, but also stirring up trouble on the campaign. the candidates have canceled a lot of events, but trying to get back on schedule. nikole killion is in washington with that story. >> the white house says the president will travel to new jersey wednesday to serve a storm damage, for going campaign events for a third straight day. president obama did
earlier today. >>> still ahead, as we continue tonight. remember election day, a week away, with so much destruction after this storm, a big question now for a lot of folks in a lot of places, are they going to be able to vote. who have used androgel 1%, there's big news. presenting androgel 1.62%. both are used to treat men with low testosterone. androgel 1.62% is from the makers of the number one prescribed testosterone replacement therapy. it raises your testosterone levels, and... is concentrated, so you could use less gel. and with androgel 1.62%, you can save on your monthly prescription. [ male announcer ] dosing and application sites between these products differ. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of early puberty in a child, or, signs in a woman which may include changes in body hair or a large increase in acne, possibly due to accidental exposure. men with breast cancer or who have or might have prostate cancer, and women who are, or may become pregnant or are breast feeding shou
an effect on the obama and romney campaigns. just ten days until the election. it could have a big effect on early voting in several swing states and already both campaigns have cancelled or rescheduled events to get out of the way of the storm. we've got both campaigns covered. we want to begin with kristen welker traveling with the president in new hampshire. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. president obama is facing a big challenge. he's got to juggle campaigning in the final days with managing a potentially devastating storm. now this hurricane has already impacted his schedule to some extent. he was able to make a stop here in new hampshire. this is a small state that carries a lot of significance. president obama trying to get ahead of hurricane sandy which could diminish his campaign schedule this week. today he visited new hampshire, a state with only four electoral votes, but with the race deadlocked, the president can't afford to leave anything to chance. >> ten days, new hampshire! ten days. >> reporter: the president didn't mention the hurricane in his remarks.
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the storm. state election officials describe turn out as brisk. overall record breaking when you compare it to maryland's first experience with it back in 2010. >> you are witnessing democracy and progress. thousands of voters lining up to exercise america's hard fought right. record numbers of your neighbors are voting early. twice as many democrats have voted early than republicans, libertarians, independents and others combined. at some polling places the way it is as long as two hours. >> we have not even had a chance to eat. take a state officials for pro -- report no voting problems. only one alternative early voting site had to be activated. a close presidential race, several statewide ballot quests, and local issues are credited for the huge turnout. voters are setting the course of the direction the state will take four years to come here e.ain > >> i think it is huge. not just the normal votes, but all the amendment items and stuff like that. at the administration building, believe it or not there was a line, fairly long line just a few moments ago. the line is moving quickly.
to be rebuilt. >> with four days until the election, obama and romney are anticipating the release of today's jobs report. a rally was rescheduled due to hurricane sandy. for more on how the jobs report will effective last few days of the campaign, about 15 minutes. >> we will have -- the latest apple tablet its stores today. >> some brick and mortar retailers are trying to keep up with the times in the holiday season. how some major stores are going digital. >> water main breaks affecting some roads again for the city. we will talk about closures due maryland, it's time. time for marriage equality. question 6 strengthens protections for our churches and guarantees the civil right to commit to the one you love. while there are those trying to divide us, presidents obama and clinton stand with us. pastors, business leaders, newspapers, democrats and republicans are all coming together for question 6. because it's about fairness-- treating everyone equal under the law. and who could be against that? >> good morning. let's bring you up-to-date on what to expect as you head out in the next few
large over election day. >>> and walk this way. new yorkers in need of a lift are about to get one on our plaza. the countdown has begun for aerosmith's first ever morning show concert today, friday, november 2nd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. this has been a hard week around here, but it's nice to have something to smile about this morning. aerosmith here on the plaza. >> a confession, i walked outside a second ago as they were rehearsing to see steve tyler behind a microphotograph and joe perry walking up and down the stage. this is just a destruction. the death toll from sandy has risen to more than 90 people. there's a lot of talk about the situation in new york's staten island. it was very hard hit. now some residents there are complaining they have been largely ignored by emergency officials. we'll get a live report from there straight ahead. >> meanwhile, gas is
, the presidential election is less than 140 hours away and sandy could end up being the major factor in choosing our next president. >>> plus, years of medical research at one of the nation's top colleges destroyed by sandy. much more ahead this morning on "early today." >>> welcome back. election day is now less than 140 hours away, but right now for millions of sandy's victims, the next two days will hold a lot of uncertainty. today president obama, as we mentioned, will be touring new jersey's devastated coast with republican governor chris christie. nbc's tracie pots has the latest on that from washington. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. less than a week away from this campaign and governor romney is now cautiously venturing back onto the campaign trail. president obama still really tied up with dealing with this storm. so the campaign is back on sort of. we've got paul ryan who's back out in wisconsin today. vice president biden in florida. so is governor romney. he's got three stops in florida today. he was in ohio yesterday collecting supplies and thanking supporters f
on saturday. monday looks nice. election day, the clouds will be increasing. >> thank you. cannot go anywhere. -- do not go anywhere. >> jamie lee curtis. she does not fool around. >> hey, everyone in baltimore. louis ck is here. >> advantage, leno. despite sandy, new york gets set to run through its problems. >> tonights jackpot has an estimated annuity of $1.1 million. here are your winning numbers -- 3, 7, 41, 42, 5, 43. 3, 7, 41, 42, 5, 43. next drawing is monday night at 11:22. the maryland lottery, led the maryland lottery, led it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. >> this is 11 sports. >> the negative emotion comes from our recent history. last year, ray rice ran
of dollars will go to our schools... and not other states. anncr: and so do elected leaders of both parties... councilman john olszewski: new jobs and a stronger economy. endorsed by the naacp, police and firefighters small business owner: good jobs... teacher: and better schools construction worker: vote for question seven. >> it was quite a storm yesterday. the wind was anywhere between 40 and 70 miles per hour. wheat was still get some rain today -- we will still get some rain today. up to a foot of snow in some places in the mountains. garrett county, 70% of the county is without power. they have the heavy wet snow. that was technically a blizzard . in frederick, you guys may see some snowflakes. it will generally be cold rain around baltimore. we still have a breeze kicking up. that puts the wind chills in the 30's. we will add a couple of degrees as we go to the afternoon. i still think it could get over 30 miles per hour winds. but the wind will be settling down and the rain showers will be tapering off. there is solid area of rain across the state and snow in the mountains. scattere
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'm extraordinarily disappointed in elected officials who decide to tell people to directly contravene an order from the governor. that's going to cost people significa significantly. >> i can tell you, said on a number of occasions, both in the electronic immediate why and print media residents should heeded clarion call and get out of the city. we said it repeatedly and consistently. >> what lessons were learned from sandy? >> well, again, you can never be too prepared, and the other side of that coin is no matter how prepared you, are you're always going to get thrown a curveball, so the best thing that you can do is to stay prayerful, stay diligent and try to do better than you did this time the next time. >> and long-term challenges? >> to rebuild this boardwalk and other parts of the city and make it bigger and better than it was before. >> and savannah, what's amazing is all those scenes of streets under water, well, 24 hours later there's almost no flooding here. the waters have receded, and the cleanup is now under way, even as we're speaking. >> what a job it is, al roker in atlantic city,
to you, believe it or not we are less than 100 hours away from election day. there will be a rally here in virginia beach, he was joined by the man who is trying to unseat president obama, who tonight is campaigning out west. bounding down the steps of air force one in wisconsin, president obama today tried to make up for lost time with swing voters, returning to the campaign trail, adopting an inclusive tone. >> when disaster strikes, we see america at its best, there are no democrats or republicans during a storm, they are just fellow americans. >> reporter: launching a frantic five-day battleground tour, mr. obama hammered his opponent as a candidate who can't be trusted. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up all these same policies that failed our country so badly. >> reporter: charging into virginia, mitt romney, who softened his attack during the wake of superstorm sandy, had more to say. >> you will see high levels of unemployment continue and stalled wage growth, if any at all. >> reporter: and mr. romney mocked mr. obama for this proposal h
of the election they will be dry. there will be another storm coming up the coast that will give us a chance for rain tuesday night and wednesday next week. there might even be a little snow mixed in. the high-temperature only 48. 6:15, what is happening on the roads? >> a few water main break closures to talk about. york road at cold spring. and also cold spring near hartford. a live picture of the work as they continue the process to repair the water main break and enter the area of cold spring and york. this is was down 40 at the haten memorial bridge. traffic being diverted down to 95. you can take 95 to avoid it altogether. watch for construction at look- ins avenue. the outer loop is in great shape. no problems on the outer loop other than building volume. six minutes on southbound 95 from the 895 split to fort mchenry. you can see, this is a good way to go. you want to avoid rte. 40 and stay away from memorial bridge because this is what the closure looks like right at the haten memorial bridge. that is the latest. >> taking a look at some of the top stories. two former penn state uni
, they accept food stamps. as we heard over and over again from mitt romney, this election season, there are now 47 million people on food stamps. that's an increase of 14.7 million people or 46% since obama took office, and those people buy the smaller units at dollar general. say what you want about the president, the increase in food stamps is a huge tail wind for dollar general. and it's natural they would have some major stock-up business ahead of this storm. however, hurricane sandy is just icing on the cake for dollar general. i can't do any trades because they're too flawed but this investment, i like. i would be telling you to make this investment without the food stamp stock-up business from the storm. why am i such a big fan of this one? dollar general is the best of the dollar steers. best management, it's been able to deliver consistent double-digit earnings growth for the last several years. second, there's been trouble in the dollar store space recently. i think this industry is still a terrific fit for the times we're in. it ain't no boom here. an environment of high unemployment
an elective double mastectomy to be preventative. >> i'm toni's first cousin. i was diagnosed with breast cancer in july of 2004. >> one family, two generations, seven women. their lives forever changed by breast cancer. carla's mother lena the first to lose her battle to the disease 32 years ago. >> the hardest moment was when i found out that i had it. and i was wondering why. because of losing my mother when i was 7. >> there have been three positive diagnoses in this family. >> my eldest sister has already had a double mastectomy and a breast reconstruction. she and my mom went in on the same day. >> reporter: earlier this year, another devastating diagnosis. triple negative breast cancer found in toni's mom connie. >> it grows very quickly. this is a particular type of cancer which in young african-american women is often lethal. >> reporter: it's why carla fears for her 16-year-old daughter epiphany. >> reporter: i'm very worried for my daughter. >> i see them as survivors. so if they can do it, i can do it, too. >> i don't want my nephews or nieces seeing cancer and think it's some
voting in key swing states, including virginia and ohio. no u.s. presidential election has ever been delayed or cancelled in our nation's history, but congress has the authority to do so. there's also been concern that the storm could delay friday's release of october unemployment numbers. the last jobs report before the election. as of this morning the labor department says it does intend to have those numbers available friday. meantime, both president obama and mitt romney have put their campaign trips on hold because of the storm and the need to deal with this aftermath. >>> a deadly school bus accident in northern kentucky monday afternoon, two pre-schoolers were killed when their bus overturned and slammed into a tree. four other children were taken to local hospitals. the bus driver escaped without being harm. the cause of this crash is still under investigation. >>> a shuffle for apple executives after some embarrassing software glitches and retail staff cuts. software chief scott forestall will be leaving next year. the reason, reported lit glitches in apple maps which gave u
, everyone. only four days until the presidential election new unemployment numbers from the labor department show that the nation's jobless rate rose 0.1 to 7.9% as more people enter the job market. however, employers did step up hiring, adding 171,000 people to their payrolls. that report is sure to provide ammunition for both sides in the presidential race. >>> there are signs of hope as the northeast tries to recover from hurricane sandy. utility officials in new york vow to restore power by tomorrow. to many manhattan and brooklyn customers and more subway and rail lines are reopening today, but there are still long lines at area gas stations where some drivers have been waiting for hours, often to learn there is no fuel left or that it is being rationed, and along the devastated jersey shore, residents are being allowed back into their neighborhoods only to find that in so many cases they are now homeless. >>> there's a lot of debate about the decision to proceed with the new york city marathon on sunday. mayor michael bloomberg defends the decision saying the city needs the money that
the election. and now, your midday maryland lottery pick 3 and pick 4 numbers. >> happy halloween. it is time to play your pick 3 numbers. 1. 9. final number is 3. pick 3 is one, nine, three. in a minute, pick 4. play today at her favorite lottery retailer. here are your pick 4 numbers. 8. 7. 3. a final number, 3. your pick 4 numbers, 8, 7, 3, 3. >> toni is back with a look at a much calmer forecast. >> are you taking the boys to court treating? >> yes, absolutely. >> temperature and will only make it to around 54 this afternoon. 62 is the normal for this time of year. >> you want to come trick or treating wit
next week is election day. 6:16. >> good morning. let's bring it up to date. a lot of people are a venture not for the first time after a couple of days of storm coverage. we have a problem at northern parkway. return to a normal rush hour. delays on the west side. delays beginning at liberty. we have a downed tree at bright side. watch for some closures in the northbound direction because of a partial building collapse. eastbound 32, we have an accident. delays on southbound 295 prior to 100. also on southbound 95. closures in southern anne arundel county. is shut down.hutdo2 we have an accident in the capital beltway near 95. a delay on the north side near harford road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. there is no sign of two young boys slip awawept away. this happened in the staten island area on monday night. they try to escape the rising floodwaters. some stunning new images of the milky way. the video has excited professional and amateur astronomers a light. there is a catalog of more than 84 billion stars in the central milky way. it comes as the e
will go to our schools... and not other states. anncr: and so do elected leaders of both parties... councilman john olszewski: new jobs and a stronger economy. endorsed by the naacp, police and firefighters small business owner: good jobs... teacher: and better schools construction worker: vote for question seven. >> welcome back to 11 news today. take a look of these pictures from ocean city and monday. look at those giant waves in the background. those are some amazing pictures. >> are those surfers? >> good call. they do not care about the hurricane. >> ava marie is live in ocean city. >> good morning. i was able to look at the ocean. the waves are so much calmer. the rip currents -- i want to give some updates. route 90 has been reopened. that is good news. people can come in and out of ocean city. i believe everything is shut down because they are worried about flooding. we're on 32nd straight. nobody is out on the roads. there is debris in storm drains. that is the latest of what is happening here. i was glued to all the coverage yesterday. even when i was taking a break. t
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